Our lineage of Kali comes from Pekiti-Tirsia. 

This is a Filipino Martial Arts style. Pekiti-Tirsia is a combat-oriented system, as opposed to sport-focused.

All fighting ranges are integral parts of the Pekiti-Tirsia system, but special attention was given to closing in to kill in close-quarter combat. Integral to this is a coiled close quarter stance that allows evasion and generation of a powerful strike even in close range. Pekiti-Tirsia is about quartering the opponent, or 'cutting up into little pieces', emphasizing destruction with counter offence while not getting hit. The Pekiti-Tirsia methodology originates from offensive and counter offensive principles against attacks from all ranges, angles and threat levels. 

There is less emphasis on purely defensive techniques per se, as this is not seen as an effective survival strategy.